here's my specs:
INTEL P4 2.80 HT
HDD0: 30GB (PRI MASTER)
HDD1: 115GB (PRI SLAVE)
OPT0: DVD-RW (SEC MASTER)
OS: Windows XP
Okay, now, here's my problem.
This rig has worked great for about two years. I have reconfigured, reformatted, added and removed cards, etc., for a all that time without problems. Then one day, I go to boot and get ... nothing.
That's strange, I'm thinking, so I try to re-boot ... nothing.
No video just means the video card must be burned out, so I replace my AGP card with another AGP card I had lying around... no change.
So I reset the bios ... no change.
So I add a PCI video card ... no change. Still no video, no beep, no boot.
So, I tried a different monitor ... nothing.
So I pulled everything except the PSU, CPU, RAM, and video card ... no change.
So I called a friend, told him what was going on, he says "test the PSU"
So I buy a Voltimeter ... the PSU is working fine.
So, here I am. I have narrowed my problem down to either the CPU, or Motherboard. Even without RAM I still don't get a beep error like I should.
When I have the unit powered down for about one full minute, and power it up, I get a very faint beep that might be either the motherboard powering on or a CPU failure beep, but nothing else. The fans work, the lights work, the PSU registers every wire at the correct voltage.
I found my warranty for the processor, but do not want to ship it off for a replacement from Intel until I am sure of what the problem is.
Thank you all for your help.